Volunteer of the Year

Erica Wolterman



Nixon 2017-18 Volunteer of the Year

Erica Wolterman has been chosen as Nixon’s Outstanding Building Volunteer for many reasons this year. We can count on Erica to help with almost anything and everything in our school.  If she takes on a project, she runs with it and is very energetic. She is the first to volunteer. She helps in the classroom working with students, has helped as a runner for the hearing tests, pops popcorn for special days, and plans and organizes many classroom and building celebrations. She has been on the PTA Board in many leadership role positions, is a great contact person between parents and the PTA, and is always working to recruit more PTA members. She has organized Nixon’s carnival for quite a few years and has been the point person in securing donations and volunteers for the carnival. Erica works to make sure that teachers feel supported in all that they need. She organizes and counts box tops and the Hy-Vee receipts, has been a great help to the preschool classes, and can adapt to any situation. Her face is very well familiar in the hallways at Nixon.  Erica is a Rockstar at Nixon and we would be lost without her.


Tomi Fuchs

Nixon 2016-17 Volunteer of the Year - Outstanding District Volunteer, Governor's Volunteer Award Honoree

Tomi is a wonderful asset to the Nixon school community, regularly volunteering 1-2 hours a day. She serves as PTA president, pops corn for PBIS Fridays, prepares take-home envelopes for families, and takes projects home herself to assist teachers. She also helps with classroom parties, chaperones field trips, and organizes fund raising events. When the PBIS team asked PTA to support a monthly breakfast recognizing students for good behavior, Tomi took the lead. She prepares and serves the hot meal each month for students and their invited guests.  She has also helps prepare the special acknowledgements for these students.  Staff and students know that they can count on Tomi. She goes above and beyond for the Nixon community.